Valdivia Bernal, R.

Participatory maize breeding in the development of intervarietal hybrids for slamm farmers using half-sib reciprocal recurrent selection - Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 2003 - p. 202-203 - Printed

Because of the increasing cost of improved maize seed, 20% of the 65,000 ha sown in Nayarit, Mexico is sown with advanced generation seed, despite 20% losses of maize grain (Valdivia and Vidal 1995). Small farmers have decided a better choice is developing their own improved seed. This abstract describes the experience of a group of small farmes in developing, producing and planting their own maize hybrid seed.


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Experimentation
Farmers
Grain yield
Maize
Seed crops
Small farms
Technology transfer
Plant breeding

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